Friday, 2 September 2011

Health Benefits of Maize

Maize, commonly known as corn, provides you with proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, fiber, plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Nutritional benefits of maize-
  • Maize is highly rich in protein, thiamine or vitamin-B1 which is very necessary for the brain to absorb glucose and to transform that food into energy.
  • Vitamin-A in maize functions as an antioxidant in preventing diseases.
  • The high fiber content makes it suitable for diets that are made to lose weight and those made with the aim of lowering cholesterol levels. This high fiber content helps in digestion and reduces cholesterol.It facilitates the removal of toxic food substance and accelerates the passage of feces through the intestine.
  • Maize promotes the function of gall bladder and reduces stomach acidity.
  • It helps to reduce the development of cancer.
  • It is low in fat and cholesterol content.
  • The fiber in the whole grain helps to prevent the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.
  • All the nutrients in the grain boost your immune system.
  • Maize being rich in folate, helps in the generation of new cells, especially important during pregnancy.
  • It showed positive effects in the people suffering from anemia.
  • The presence of thiamine in maize helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • It is helpful in rectifying kidney problems like renal dysfunction.
  •  Popcorn made by heating the grains is a wholesome cereal food. It has everything the same as the original grain of corn. But it is not fattening as in the process of popping, its starch is converted into dextrins and intermediates which are easily assimilable. It is laxative and provides bulk to feces. It also promotes peristalsis. Therefore it is a valuable food for constipation. 

2 comments:

  1. I have read your post just now.
    Your post contains some important information. ''Role Of Corn Or Maize As A Disease Preventing Cereal'' is great!

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  2. Thank you, i learned something new to day and I'm gonna use maize through my diet:)

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